Since its establishment in 1949, NATO has been the cornerstone of Norwegian security and defence policy.
During the Cold War, collective defence under Article 5 of the Treaty was the primary function of the Alliance – as a response to Soviet and Warsaw Pact military postures. With the end of the Cold War in 1989, NATO began restructuring itself towards the conduct of peace support operations and other forms of crisis management operations in the Balkans, the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. The ISAF operation (2003–2014) in Afghanistan became the biggest ever, and included numerous non-NATO partner countries. Following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and engagement in Ukraine in 2014, NATO has renewed its emphasis on collective defence. However, the organization is struggling internally after years of massive defence cuts in Europe, leaving the USA to carry over 70% of the total budget. Research at NUPI follows developments in NATO as well as in various member states, among them the USA, France and Poland.
News about nato
2 Dec 2016
‘Europe needs a more consistent security policy’, explains senior research fellow Nina Græger (NUPI). Through an exchange programme for Nordic researchers she has been working with that issue in close collaboration with Swedish colleagues.
Publications about nato
2016European security is at a critical juncture and many have called for a more coherent and efficient response, involving both the EU and NATO. However, the primary tool for EU–NATO cooperation, “Berlin Plus”, has been stuck in a political quagmire since the mid-2000s, making a lot of scholars to conclude...
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Research projects about nato
2017 - 2018 (Ongoing)
The ISPO Workshop Series will develop new and innovative analytical tools and vocabularies to help understand current developments in global politics.
Can cooperative Russian and Western Arctic policies survive the current crisis in Russian-Western relations? (CANARCT)2016 - 2019 (Ongoing)
This project will addresse Russia's Arctic policy provisions compared with other states. Can cooperative Russian and Western Arctic policies survive the current crisis in Russian-Western relations?
This project will contribute with new perspectives and understandings in the official debate in Norway, linked to security, collective defense and NATO. The delivery is a series of three seminars linked...